#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Welcome, 2013!

I’m working today–glory hallelujah! 

I celebrated New Year’s Day by puttering, practicing my sketching, thinking about my work-in-progress, “Big Sky River”, and sticking to my new food plan.  :)  I’m not much for parties, especially the kinds that include paper hats and noisemakers and staying up late.  I guess I’m just an old fuddy-duddy–I like to just hang out at home.

I’ll soon be offering three of my sister Pam’s beautiful bracelets as prizes on this blog, so keep an eye out.  They’re gorgeous.  If you’re curious, you can see them on Etsy, under the shop name, Polymer Pamela.  I’ve mentioned Sister Sally before, and, recently, my aunt, Arlee Fairbanks.  There are some seriously talented people in my family, and I’m proud to show off what they can do.

I’m really getting into this whole art journaling thing, and it pleases me now to look back at my earlier efforts, because I’ve made progress for sure. (Though I still have a very long way to go, but that’s part of the fun.)

If you live in or near Ellensburg, Washington, I’ll be there Saturday, May 18, to attend a Western art show and sign a few books.  More details to follow.

It’s Wednesday, so I’ll be announcing this week’s autographed book winners sometime this afternoon.

Hope your new year is off to a great start!

25 comments to “Welcome, 2013!”

  1. BARBARA O
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 2:10 pm · Link

    Happy New Years Linda. I am half way into Big Sky River. It is hard to put it down because it is so good. Can’t wait for the next one to get here. Just keep up the good writing on all these good looking cowboys. Take care



  2. Sherry Wallace
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 2:13 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, happy new year to you! Today is my birthday & I’m going to enjoy it with my son :-). Also gonna do some shopping, not for myself, but others, which is much more fun 
    Have a blessed day & new year,
    SherryNan



  3. Karen Miner
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 2:21 pm · Link

    Sounds like not only are you very talented but so are members of your family. I’d be proud too. :lol:



  4. April Kirby
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 2:27 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, Happy New Year to you and your family. Looking forward to reading more of your books in 2013! :wink:



  5. Hilda
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 2:39 pm · Link

    Happy new year, Linda and all! Your family is certainly talented – obviously in more ways than one. I’m so immersed in Big Sky River, I’m annoyed that I can’t spend today reading, that I have to work. But that’s silly – having a good job is one of those blessings that I keep thanking God for, especially on the worst, most stressful days! But Boone. … . flawed, but what a man!!!!!!



  6. Lesley Miller
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 3:04 pm · Link

    LOVED Big Sky River! Finished in one day….it was too good to put down! My favorite of the Parable series so far! Happy New Year!



  7. Jodie Mejia
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 3:10 pm · Link

    I have read Big Sky River and waiting for Big Sky Summer. Also waiting for another Mojo Sheepshanks to come out. I love all your books, I feel like I am actually a part of their lives when I am reading and I can’t wait for the next one to come out.



    • Pat Aman
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        · January 2nd, 2013 at 9:55 pm · Link

      Jodie…..I agree with you. I love the Big Sky books and I’d really like to see more of Mojo!!!!



  8. Norma Stanforth
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 4:07 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    Well we are in our second day of our new year. I can’t wait to read Big Sky River. I am glad you are still on your new food plan. It sounds like a lot of your family members are very talented.
    I am a really old fuddy-duddy i like to stay home too.
    God bless you and keep you safe.
    Norma S.

    P.S. Happy Birthday Sherry. :-P :-P



    • Hilda
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        · January 2nd, 2013 at 5:59 pm · Link

      Linda, Norma, those of us who like to stay home are the Fabulous Women who’ve made wonderful nests for ourselves!
      (IMHO)



      • Norma Stanforth
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          · January 2nd, 2013 at 11:09 pm · Link

        Thank you Hilda, we will have to stick together since we are home bodies.
        Norma :roll:



  9. Jane
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 4:46 pm · Link

    I’ve really enjoyed the first three “Big Sky” books, and I hope you have more planned for this series?

    Have a healthy and joyful 2013.



  10. lisa hicks
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 5:59 pm · Link

    just got done reading garret and the last one ,honestly i cant remember the name , i just got done with it ,oh well i love , love love your books ,wish i could go to one of your book signing things , but you are not ever in selma north carolina, no biggy i still love your work, maybe ill find one thrift shopping one day ,,,thanks mrs linda you are the best story teller



  11. linda gwiazdowski
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 6:22 pm · Link

    read all three books in the big sky series.love them all.waiting for your next book



  12. Alice Crawford
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 7:10 pm · Link

    Love Big Sky River. Was very enjoyable read…read it in one day.
    Hard to put those books down once i get started reading.



  13. Juanita Rice
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 9:57 pm · Link

    I just stuck a reminder note on my monitor!! The pass should be clear and the weather decent. Wahoo! :>)



  14. Juanita Rice
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 9:59 pm · Link

    PS: Congrats to the new winners!! Got sidetracked there for a minute. ;)



  15. Juanita Rice
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 10:08 pm · Link

    Third reply. I am seriously unbalanced tonight!! BUT…I checked and it is indeed “Big Sky River” that I just finished reading…???? :-|



  16. Anne-Marie Olka
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 10:15 pm · Link

    Love all of your books. My sister and I have started collecting a library of our own for when we are too old to get and go to the library on our own. Your books figure largely into our collection of authors we love and keep the books from. We wait with baited breath for each new release and who ever finds it first buys it then sends it to the other before we enter it into our “library” and our catalog of books collected. Can’t wait for Big Sky River. Would love to meet you when I make a trip to Seattle to visit my son and daughter-in-law who are with the symphony. Wish I could make the trip to your May signing over the mountains from Leavenworth where they have a vacation home. That part of the country must give you a lot of inspiration in your writings. Thank you for all your wonderful book series and stand alone books. You are loved by many for the hours of enjoyment of reading you bring us.
    Sincerely,
    Anne-Marie Olka-avid fan and reader :-P
    Titusville, Florida



  17. Gloria
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      · January 2nd, 2013 at 11:47 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Rebecca Hicks and Darlene Uhlenkutt on your win.

    To one and all, Sam lost her great grandmother today right after her lunch time, and I know she’d appreciate all our prayers for her and her family.

    Linda, keep those books coming.



    • Juanita Rice
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        · January 3rd, 2013 at 12:44 am · Link

      Thanks, Gloria. I’ll post her.
      Juanita



    • Gloria
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        · January 3rd, 2013 at 12:58 pm · Link

      I made a mistake…it is Sam’s grandmother, not great grandmother, but the loss is still a hard one.

      I’m sorry about the mistake, but the prayers are still welcome.



  18. Carol L
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      · January 3rd, 2013 at 6:01 am · Link

    Happy New Year to everyone. I definitely have to read Big Sky River. I love this series. My condolences to Sam. So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Carol L



  19. Norma Stanforth
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      · January 3rd, 2013 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Sam i am sorry for your loss of your grandmother. Your family is in my prayer. God bless you.
    Norma :( :(



  20. Royalene Permenter
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      · January 3rd, 2013 at 8:21 pm · Link

    Not sure I know what I’m doing here, but I love love love your books.HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY GOOD BLESS US ALL ! :wink:



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